News Coverage

Lionesses of Africa

Kristine Pearson: a social entrepreneur with a passion for radio


Our MP3 Lifeplayers come to South African schools

Huffington Post

Educating South Sudanese Students with MP3s

eLearning Africa

A new lifeline for Zambia’s favourite radio show

All Africa

Lifeline Sells Rugged, Solar Powered Mp3 Player/Radio for Rural Education – Next Generation Device Will Have Video

Huffington Post

What About Including Women in Africa’s Transformation?

World Economic Forum Blog

Whirlwinds of change


100 minds from around the world – Kristine Pearson

SC Johnson

SC Johnson introduces new radio technology to remote Rwanda communities


GlobalGiving sends first $800,000 to Japanese relief partners on the ground, 18 March 2011

Fast Company

Zambia emerging as Africa’s rural digital hub, 10 January 2011

World Bank Blog

It’s a radio…it’s an MP3 player…it’s a teacher…it’s a Super iPOD, 22 December 2010

The Energy Collective

An “iPod” For The Global Poor, 10 October 2010


Lifeline Energy distributes solar powered radio / media players to the villages of Africa, 21 September 2010

Fast Company

Lifeplayer, the MP3 Radio for the World’s Most Forgotten, 16 September 2010

The Energy Collective

Mary Robinson Foundation builds women’s leadership on climate action – Kristine Pearson presents at Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Change Conference

World Bank Blog

The iPod® For Development

Voice of America

Lifeplayer: Solar-Powered Digital Radio in Rural Africa, 16 September 2010


Changemakers highlights Lifeline Energy CEO Kristine Pearson, May 2010

Earth Times

The Tech Museum Honors Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan With the 2010 James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award, May 2010

The New Times

Rwanda ‘Coffee Lifeline’ Project Scoops Award, April 2010


Clinton Global Initiative Highlights the Freeplay Foundation as Featured Humanitarian Organization, September 2009

Earth Times

Freeplay Foundation Announce Commitment to Empower Girls and Women at the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, September 2009

Development Crossing

Sustainable Development with Kristine Pearson, July 2009

The Quiet Riot

Transforming Lives Through Dependable, Self-powered, and Environmentally Friendly Technologies, May 2009

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Twitter Competition to Raise $1-Million for Charity, May 2009

Engineering News

From Wind-up Radios to Renewable Lighting, November 2008

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Tuned In, August 2008

CNN “Principal Voices”

Illuminating Africa, April 2008

Entertainment Tonight Online

Oscar Winner Tom Hanks is Participating in an eBay Charity Auction, January 2008

Tom Hanks Autographed Lifeline Radios on Sale at eBay, January 2008

The Insider Online

Tom Hanks Helps Africa with Lifeline Radios, January 2008

BBC Online

Wind-Up Lights for African Homes , November 2007

Scientific American

Radio Free Africa, October 2007

Yoga Plus Joyful Living

The Voice of Hope, June 2007

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Cape Argus

Wind Up Radios to be Put to Healthy Use, May 2006

Houston Business Journal

Coffee Farmers to get Radio Information Jolt, March 2006


Radios Teach Zambian Children Under Trees, March 2006

Cape Argus

Wind Up Radios to be Put to Healthy Use, May 2006

The Times – 16 Stories

In December 2005 the Freeplay Foundation was selected by the Times of London as a recipient of its Christmas Charity Appeal.  The British public generously gave more than £250,000 to support our projects. The Times sent reporters and photographers to Africa and published 16 stories.

Education Development Center

Tom Hanks Donates Radios to Mambo Elimu, June 2005

Freeplay Lifeline Extends the Range, October 2004

Bringing Radio to Rural Africa , May 2004

Tom Hanks Believes in Lifeline Radios, October 2003

World Association for Christian Communication

Radios for Guns, February 2002

International Telecommunications Union

Emergency Communications in Mozambique, November 2001

Virtual Villages, June 2000


Radios are Lifeline for Stranded Mozambicans, April 2000